I’ve been thinking about quitting breastfeeding.
I feel SO guilty saying that. Breastfeeding has been pretty easy for us. There’s never been any pain and Blue latched on well right from the start. In fact, all of my reasons for wanting to wean him are completely selfish! Actually, I only really have one reason for wanting to quit.
I want to be less attached to him. I’m ready for a little freedom. It’s not that I don’t love Blue and love spending time with him, I just want to be able to go to the store…by myself! I don’t know if I’ve had some mild post partum depression or baby blues or just crazy hormones, but I’ve just been SO weepy since Blue was born and resentful of HandyMan that he can just come and go as he pleases. I really feel like if I had a little more freedom, all of that would be better, but maybe not.
It’s also getting a lot harder to nurse Blue in public. He is 8 months old and loves to take breaks and look around while nursing, leaving me completely exposed. I am not OK with this! Even if I cover him with a blanket he finds a way to uncover himself and look around, he’s SO squiggley.
I don’t know what I’m going to do. I did buy some formula this week, so maybe we’ll give it a try and see how it goes. Blue’s never had formula, so I’m not sure he’d even take it. And, no matter what, I don’t plan to quit all at once…that would be PAINFUL!
If anyone has any advice, I’d love to hear it!